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Introducing a framework for strategy free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Introducing a framework for strategy

If you are currently engaged in strategic decision-making, or will be in the future, this free course, Introducing a framework for strategy, will stimulate your imagination and inform your judgement. An understanding of the frameworks of strategy and an ability to use them imaginatively will help your organisation survive in the longer-term and perform its role more effectively.

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10 hrs
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Understanding operations management free course icon Level

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Understanding operations management

Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you with a basic framework for understanding this function, whether producing goods or services or in the private, public or voluntary sectors. In addition, this OpenLearn course discusses the role of operations managers and the importance of focusing on suppliers and customers.

Free course
4 hrs
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Developing your skills as an HR professional free course icon Level

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Developing your skills as an HR professional

This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR professional. You will practise learning reflectively and you will also develop the skills of organising yourself, managing time and stress, and working in teams or groups.

Free course
9 hrs
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Communication, management and your own context free course icon Level

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Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such as an MBA. It includes reading, writing, listening and speaking activities based on material related to the field of management, and encourages you to relate these to your own work context.

Free course
8 hrs
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Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! free course icon Level

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Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!

This free course, Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your own work what we might call self-management. In order to do this, we will examine some of the key processes of management decision making, such as allocating time, staff, physical and financial resources: prioritising and problem solving and monitoring performance.

Free course
5 hrs
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Social marketing free course icon Level

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Social marketing

Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals. This free course, Social marketing, examines the nature of social marketing and how the adoption of marketing concepts, frameworks and techniques developed for commercial marketers can be applied to the solution of social problems.

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8 hrs
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The life sciences industry: An introduction free course icon Level

Money & Business 

The life sciences industry: An introduction

This free course, The life sciences industry: An introduction, covers the emergence of the life sciences sector out of its precursor the pharmaceutical industry. After examining some historical perspectives, the course uses case studies to look at developments in the science, business and, primarily, management strategies used in life sciences. It also briefly considers the place of life sciences in the wider story of health provision. This introductory course will be of interest to managers in the life sciences sector and to the general reader.

Free course
6 hrs
Making decisions free course icon Level

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Making decisions

Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making. Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself.

Free course
4 hrs
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Conversations and interviews free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Conversations and interviews

This free course, Conversations and interviews, explores how to ask and answer questions in interviews and conversations.

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5 hrs
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Stakeholders in marketing and finance free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Stakeholders in marketing and finance

This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial information. It also contains two activities in which learners are asked to relate the ideas discussed to their own work practice.

Free course
2 hrs
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Developing high trust work relationships free course icon Level

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Developing high trust work relationships

Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high trust work relationships, introduces the concept of trust, what it means to you and how it may affect your organisation.

Free course
2 hrs
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The concept of innovation free course icon Level

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The concept of innovation

Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the concept of innovation. What is the difference between innovation and invention? How are organisations affected by innovation: are all of the outcomes positive? You will learn how to analyse this concept and its impact on resources, capabilities and competencies.

Free course
3 hrs
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